Wisconsin Public Radio – Wisconsin Life: Cedarburg Bog

On today’s Wisconsin Life we’ll learn about the unique ecology of the Cedarburg Bog.

UWM Spotlight on Excellence: Wild at UWM

With 400-plus acres of prairie, forest and wetland teeming with exploration and restoration, the UWM Field Station is the perfect natural classroom.

Cedarburg Bog: A national landmark, a local treasure

Formed more than 10,000 years ago when a glacier receded in what is now the Town of Saukville, the 2,200-acre Cedarburg Bog was used primarily for hunting waterfowl and owned by private landowners. That changed in 1964 when a rare gem of 320 acres was donated by the Nature Conservancy to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, which established a field station there.

IAMUWM: Janine Roubik

Janine Roubik shows us around the beetle traps at the UWM Field Station (20 miles north of Milwaukee) on her way to a degree in Conservation & Environmental Science.

Outdoor Wisconsin: Lake Michigan, Neda Mine

Diane Martin visits the Neda Mine Bat Hibernaculum in Dodge County, winter home to an estimated 500,000 bats, the 3rd largest known bat sanctuary in North America.

Outdoor Wisconsin: Delevan Lake, Neda Mine, The Victory Garden

Diane Martin learns that bats are essential to the health of our natural ecology, yet they are among the least studied and most misunderstood of all mammals.